Lawsuit Claims Medical Malpractice Led To Misdiagnosis

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

When people in Wisconsin and across the country are facing an unexpected and sudden medical condition, they are often forced to put their trust in medical professionals. They believe that these professionals have the knowledge and experience needed to accurately diagnose their condition. Unfortunately, failure to meet the appropriate standard of care can have serious […]

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Woman Killed, 2 Arrested Following Wisconsin Car Accident

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Because motor vehicles are part of the everyday lives of millions of people across the United States, drivers may take for granted the potential harm they can cause if they are involved in an accident. Unfortunately, a car accident in Wisconsin illustrates this harm after a woman was killed in a rollover crash. Both the driver […]

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Disinheriting A Family Member Through Estate Planning

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Families in Wisconsin are complicated. In some cases, certain circumstances could prompt someone to disinherit a family member, such as ongoing disputes among siblings. Many people are surprised to learn that certain family members, even if not included as beneficiaries of a will, are entitled to be notified of the probate process. Fortunately, there are […]

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Wisconsin Sees Increase In Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Newly released statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) show alcohol-related fatalities fell by 3.6% across the United States in 2018. However, Wisconsin saw a more than 5% increase in traffic deaths where alcohol was a factor. The total number of deaths (588) on Wisconsin roadways in 2018 decreased compared to 2017, which […]

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Family Claims Medical Malpractice Led To Woman’s Death

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

People in Wisconsin and across the country undergo so-called “routine” medical procedures every day. Even though these procedures are often performed successfully, it does not mean that they are completely without risk, especially if negligence occurs. In fact, a family in another state is seeking answers, claiming that their loved one died as a result […]

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Which Age Group Texts And Drives The Most?

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

It is undeniable that Wisconsin has suffered from a distracted driving problem in recent years. In particular, texting while driving has become a huge issue not only in the state, but across the entire country. Today, we will take a closer look at some of the numbers behind texting and driving incidents. According to Cosmos […]

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Daughter Fights For Her Alleged Inheritance

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

The importance of clear verbiage in a will or a trust cannot be overstated to residents in Wisconsin. Even the slightest opportunity for interpretation may provide fuel for a person’s estate plan to be contested by heirs or potential heirs. An example of this can be seen in the case of a woman in New […]

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Boating Under The Influence In Wisconsin: The Facts

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

In late summer of 2017, a 53-year-old man from suburban Milwaukee was boating on Lake Nagawicka. Without slowing down, he steered his white deck boat into the side of a pontoon. A 61-year-old woman was ejected from the pontoon, “and died from drowning and blunt force trauma.” The driver of the white deck boat, a […]

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Do Not Ignore Symptoms After A Crash

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Victims of car accidents in Wisconsin have a lot to deal with after a collision. They need to call the police, exchange information with the other driver, deal with property damage and possibly miss work. For those who have minor aches and pains, it may be easy to ignore them and avoid a trip to […]

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Woman Sues Doctor After Grand Mal Seizure

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

People in Wisconsin should be able to know and trust that their medical providers will take the time to explain things well. Having a clear understanding of a particular diagnosis or treatment recommendation can go a long way toward helping patients feel that they are making the best choices for their health and their situation. […]

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